Iowa Select Farms, Foundation Announce Micro Haul Out Hunger

posted on Friday, August 14, 2020

Did you hear the news?! Like many, our summer plans were severely impacted by COVID-19. We were heartbroken when we had to cancel Haul Out Hunger due to disruptions in the food supply chain. BUT, we are embarking on a micro Haul Out Hunger today in Hardin and surrounding counties.

Our first stop of the day took us down the road to the Ruth Project in Iowa Falls where we unloaded 20 cases of pork loins (averaging 70 pounds per box!). Three months ago the Ruth Project moved into a new location across the street from the Open Bible Church and serve, on average, 150 families per month.

Ruth Project

According to Rev. Marlys, the Project has been seeing a lot of new families, many of whom have never relied on a pantry before. “We’re serving families who didn’t receive a stimulus check and don’t qualify for food stamps, but they’re still really struggling,” she said. “I know it’s a really challenging time for them and am just so happy we’re able to help.”

And it seems that the 240 pork loins couldn’t have come at a better time.

“We just emptied out our freezers last night,” continued Marlys. “I wasn’t sure what we were going to do until we get another shipment of meat, so this is definitely a relief and will help a lot of families.”